Meet BRIDGES’ New Board Member, Amy Wright
Amy is the co-founder and CEO of Macro Solutions, an information technology consulting company focused on enterprise application and agile solutions. She founded Macro Solutions in 2000 and has grown the company from a small consulting practice to a leading provider of technology services. Macro Solutions was recently included in the 2016 Inc. 500 list and was recognized by both Washington CEO magazine and Bisnow for being one of the fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., region. She has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Amy also believes in giving back to the community. She’s currently serving on the Alumni Board of Managers for the University of Virginia and the Board of Directors of DC BUILD, a non-profit entity dedicated to providing at-risk kids a path toward high school graduation and college, and she also serves on the Americana Music Association Board. In addition, Amy’s an avid musician, and she and her husband founded an internet-based television network focused on Americana and Roots music, DittyTV.
Amy grew up in Memphis and graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School. She and her husband, Ronnie, have a home on South Main St. as well as in D.C., since she commutes regularly to Washington.
5 Questions With Amy Wright:
1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I would be 30, but I would want to know what I know today!
2. What’s your personality type, and how does that manifest itself in your leadership?
I’m definitely an extrovert, but I’m also a “facilitator” according to one of those tests. I provide as many tools as possible, but I try to help people draw upon their own knowledge and experience to solve problems. I also believe in acknowledging and rewarding individual accomplishments, even if it’s just an incremental change that makes our clients’ life a little easier.
3. #HumbleBrag: What hobbies and talents do you keep on the down low?
I’m a fiddle player and singer, and I love to perform. I also write music when I have time.
4. What’s your personal motto?
I’m not sure I have motto, but I think this quote by Maya Angelou really sums up how I like to lead my life: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
5. You already volunteer your time and expertise to some amazing organizations all across the South and Mid-Atlantic… Why BRIDGES, and why now?
I truly believe that all youth can lead a wonderful and fulfilling life if given the opportunity, and I have been involved with other organizations in other communities, that, for example, provide educational opportunities to youth who would otherwise have limited options. Through these organizations, I witnessed amazing transformations.
When I moved back to Memphis a few years ago and was introduced to BRIDGES by Cynthia Ham, and I was awed at what the organization has accomplished. I’ve wanted to contribute more to the Memphis community, and when the board opportunity was offered to me, I didn’t hesitate. BRIDGES embodies everything I believe in, and I look forward to helping move the mission forward any way I can.